The title 'Seigaiha' is Japanese for blue sea and waves.
At first glance the viewer is confronted by a stare from a young female, drowning eyes. I use anthropomorphism to create a visual language that both the viewer and the artwork itself can understand.
The young lady represents the earth(personification). She seems as through she is in need of aid, but much like our negligence to the environment after out eyes are satisfied we simply walk away and I as the paint continue to stab her back with my fine tipped paint brush. The colours are meant to cool the viewer, as more understand can be reached if the approach is delicate.
Oceanic levels have seen an exponential rise in its volume since the 1800s, this is caused by human activity such as the cutting down of rain forests, the extracting of minerals and the excretion of carbon emissions, since more trees are being cut down the only way for these emissions to be removed is only through absorption, by the ocean and water sources absorb most of these carbon wastes and as a result the oceans get over heated.
When the ocean gets over heated the particles of the ocean expand, ice glaciers begin to melt and cause the ocean to rise.
The painting is a representation of the above statement.
The sharks can be seen swimming in the remnants of a city, and below it we can see a Hokusai inspired wave swallowing a mountain. The rising temperature is reason to marine live loss and so only those who survive are those who have managed to adapt to the changes.
On the top left there is a fish head with the background of the wagara patterns and on right there is a fish bone, representing loss of life within the aquatic work. Over the fish bone there are two hatchet(used to cut trees and rain forests) placed in a x representing human activity as reason to the new or what might be the new norm /the imbalance.
She waits, hoping for a change, at least she gives us the chance to repent before she does